NOTE: This model is discontinued and may no longer be available to purchase new. See the latest tablets or compare used prices.

Toshiba Thrive 7" review

6.5/10 AVG.

Informr score
The Toshiba Thrive 7" currently has an Informr score of 6.5 out of 10. This score is based on our evaluation of 16 sources including reviews from users and the web's most trusted critics.

The Toshiba Thrive 7 is a smaller version of the original 10-inch Thrive and looks nearly identical. It packs the same Tegra 2 chip and 16GB of storage but runs Android 3.2 Honeycomb instead of 3.1.

Its best feature is the 1280 x 800 pixel resolution like the 10 incher. However, most reviewers agree that there are better options out there for the price and for just a couple hundred more, you can nab yourself an iPad.

For a more complete review of this tablet, please visit our Toshiba Thrive page.

Operating system
1 GHz
Screen Size

What the Critics Are Saying...

Pocket Gamer

Audio Defence - Zombie Arena is a clever idea, and it's executed well. It's also Somethin' Else's most approachable game yet and the easiest to show to a friend without a lengthy explanation, which makes it a perfect game to have on your phone for parties.But a game that you'll sit down with (or, I...

- Mark Brown, Pocket Gamer
Android and Me

The Toshiba Thrive 7″ offers a great experience for those that like 7″ tablets. Its major competitor, as of now, is probably the Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.0, which offers slightly better performance and better aesthetics. But some users are simply not fans of the thinner, lighter build, and t...

- Edgar Cervantes, Android and Me

The Toshiba Thrive 7 is a reasonably good tablet with very nice display, a decent processor, and the ability to run a wide range of Android apps. It’s more portable than the larger 10 inch tablets that have flooded the market over the last year and with a screen that’s just a tiny bit bi...

- Brad Linder, Liliputing

  The Toshiba Thrive is technically proficient, with a good screen, decent connectivity and a design that, while not slick, feels comfy in-hand. However, it has arrived unfashionably late and lower-cost rivals are on our doorstep. It's better than the other 7in Honeycomb tablets we've reviewed...

- Andrew Williams, TrustedReviews

Ultimately, the same cast of characters face the Toshiba Thrive 7 competitively, as did the 10-inch version of the Thrive earlier this year, with two notable exceptions; in the high-end it's Samsung's Galaxy Tab 7.0 Plus and in the low-end it's Amazon's Kindle Fire. For about the same price (a $20...

- Dave Altavilla, HotHardware

Prices (Where to Buy)

Ask the Community

No questions for the moment.


Manuals / User Guides Helpful Links Share / Embed

Maybe one of your friends will find this review helpful? Please help us spread the word.

Quick view

Screen Size

The Toshiba Thrive 7"'s screen size is 7 inches with x pixels resolution.

1 GHz

There is a Dual-core NVIDIA Tegra 2 1 GHz processor (CPU).


The tablet runs on proprietary operating system firmware.

There is a front-facing camera with 2+ megapixels resolution.
16/32 GB

Internal memory is 16/32 GB. An external, MicroSD, MicroSDHC (up to 32 GB) expansion slot is available for increased storage capacity.


The tablet is powered by a Lithium Polymer (Li-Pol), 15 WHr battery. Toshiba's performance ratings are 3 days standby time, 4 hours Wi-Fi surfing.

Thrive 7" Specs

Release date December 11, 2011
Regions available USA
Mobile / Cellular Data
No (Option available)
SIM card size
Dual SIM No
Operating System No

Compare Android Tablets

Processor Dual-core NVIDIA Tegra 2 1 GHz
Internal Storage 16/32 GB
Hearing Aid Compatible No
SAR Unknown
Languages English
Manufacturer Warranty 1 Year
Accessories Included AC Charger, Manual, Standard Battery
Power & battery
Type Lithium Polymer (Li-Pol)
Battery Capacity 15 WHr
Removable Battery No
Wireless Charging No
Fast Charging No
Battery Charge Time Unknown
Video Playback Time Up to: 4 hours
Internet Use (Wi-Fi) Up to: 4 hours
Internet Use (Celluar) Unknown
Reading Time Unknown
Standby Time Up to: 3 days
Physical Characteristics
Material Plastic
Colors Black
Dimensions [H x W x D] 18.9 x 1.2 x 12.8 cm (7.4 x 0.5 x 5 in)
Weight 377 grams
Water Resistant / Waterproof Unknown
Rugged design No
IP Rating No
Display / Screen
Type Color
Technology LCD (STN)
Colors 16.7 million
Resolution x pixels
Pixel density Unknown
Size 7 inches
Sensors Ambient Light, Motion / Accelerometer, Gyroscope
Graphics Yes
Themes Yes
Backlit Illumination Yes
Zoom / Magnification Yes
Screen Orientation Lock Yes
Multi-Touch Yes
Fingerprint-Resistant Coating No
Additional Display Features Capacitive touch screen
Input / Navigation
Touchscreen Yes
Sleep / Wake Key No
Home Key No
Mute Key No
Predictive Text Entry No
Physical keyboard No
Text-to-Speech Yes
Screen Reader No
Keypad/Screen Lock Yes
External Volume Control Yes
Fingerprint Sensor No
Call Management
Wi-Fi Calling No
Voice over LTE (VoLTE) No
Contact List Capacity Depends on system memory
Multiple Numbers Per Contact Email address, Other fields
Contact Groups No
Web / Email / Messaging
Web Browser Yes
Email Client Yes
Email Protocols No
Additional Email Features Gmail
Messaging No
USB Mini-USB 2.0
USB OTG Support No
Infrared No
Bluetooth 2.1
Bluetooth Profiles No
Bluetooth Audio Codecs SBC
WiFi 802.11 b/g/n
WiFi Encryption No
Mobile Hotspot No
Memory Expansion Slot Yes
Expansion Slot Info MicroSD, MicroSDHC
PC Synchronization No
TV Out Yes
DLNA Support No
Main Camera
Dual lens
Yes (LED)
Additional Main Camera Info
Video Recording Formats
3GP / 3GPP, H.264 / AVC, MPEG-4
Video Recording Parameters
HD (1280 x 720 pixels)
Front Camera
2+ megapixels
1x optical
Additional Front Camera Info
Video Recording Parameters
Audio / Video
Audio Playback Yes
Audio Formats MIDI, MP3, MP4, eAAC+, AAC+, AAC, AMR-WB, WMA, WAV, OGG
Radio No
Video Playback Yes
Video Playback Formats 3GP / 3GPP, H.264 / AVC, MPEG-4
Streaming Video Yes
External Speakers Stereo
Headset Jack 3.5mm
Custom Ringtones No
Vibration Alert Yes
To-Do / Task List No
Calendar Yes
World Clock No
Alarm Yes
Stop Watch No
Timer No
Calculator Yes
Currency Converter No
Document Viewer Yes
Viewable document types DOC, PPT, XLS
Weather No
Stocks No
Maps Yes
NotePad No
Voice Memos / Recorder Yes
Games Downloadable
Apps Downloadable
Included Software / Apps -
Additional comments Other Names (AKA): Toshiba AT1S5-T16, AT1S5-T32

Related Links Manual (PDF)
Toshiba Thrive 7" Reviews
Where to buy Toshiba Thrive 7"
Suggest a correction